Monday, 26 October 2020, 02:35:03 pm
Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program provides relief to millions of households: PM
July 22, 2020

Prime Minister Imran Khan says the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program has provided relief to millions of households in the most difficult circumstances.

He expressed these views during the federal cabinet meeting in Islamabad, in which Ehsaas Emergency Cash program report was presented with a detailed methodology of the design and insights from real time evaluation.

The cabinet appreciated the first of its kind report on Ehsaas Emergency Cash authored by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar.

The Prime Minister while appreciating the report, said Ehsaas Emergency Cash program is transparent, rule-based, apolitical and comprehensive.

The comprehensive report details the design and implementation of the Ehsaas Emergency Cash program, which allocated 203 billion rupees to deliver one-time emergency cash to 16.9 million families in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Given family size, this represents nearly 109 million people or half the country’s population, representing the largest and most extensive social protection intervention ever in the country's history.